ad·​ver·​bi·​al·​ize ad-ˈvər-bē-ə-ˌlīz How to pronounce adverbialize (audio)
adverbialized; adverbializing; adverbializes

transitive verb

: to create an adverb from (an adjective, a noun, etc.)
adverbialization noun

Word History


adverbial + -ize

First Known Use

1804, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of adverbialize was in 1804

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Cite this Entry

“Adverbialize.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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